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UK Uneasy Over Involvement of Doctors in Terror Attacks, but Not Panicking Over Non European Medics

... While foreign doctors have always had to pass a battery of tests to prove their qualifications and fitness to practice, the rules were tightened last year. Now, most foreign doctors are required to obtain work permits for specific jobs, reducing their chances of finding work. At least two of the suspect...

Boyfriend Bites Off Lip and Ear of 3-year-old Daughter of His Girlfriend

...id. James is charged with mayhem and assault and battery on a child, causing substantial bodily injury. Silveira is charged with permitting substantial injuries to a child under 14 and intimidation of a witness. Police said they feel Mr. James caused the child's injuries and Ms. Silveira tried to conce...

US Teens Charged With Gang Raping a Woman

...d without bail Friday on suspicion of armed sexual battery by multiple perpetrators, sexual performance by a child, armed home invasion and aggravated battery. Both were arrested this week, but formal charges had not been filed. Authorities said the two would be charged as adults. "Any rape case is horribl...

Exercise Reduces Inflammation

...hysical fitness of subjects was assessed through a battery of tests that measured such variables as fatigue, blood pressure, oxygen intake and carbon dioxide elimination and heart-rate recovery in conjunction with exercise on a walking treadmill. Tests also were administered to determine the subjects levels ...

Scottish Engineer Devises Versatile Hand

...ps over the patient's arm, conceals a rechargeable battery and a pair of electrodes which sit on top of the skin, where they pick up signals destined for the absent hand. The signals are transmitted to a tiny computer housed in the back of the artificial hand and controls the motors hidden in the fingers....

Blood Transfusions Does Not Increase the Risk of Cancer Transmission

... Medical professionals always carry out a rigorous battery of tests before the transfusion of blood so as to ensure that no diseases are passed between the donor and recipient. Although the risk of transmission of infectious agents is well established, it has so far been unclear whether blood donation may al...

US Patient Implanted With HeartMate II, Leaves ICU

...it is attached to a half-inch cable connected to a battery pack that recharges it. It's mobile. Moazami said one of his patients in the clinical trial delivers pizzas. The device will stay inside Guthrie, and he should do well, as long as it's durable perhaps as long as five years. When it fails, he'll ei...

Scientists Discover Rare gene-for-gene Interaction That Helps Bacteria Kill Their Host

...the innate immune system, which is the fast-acting battery of defences that recognise and kill microbes to prevent infections from occurring. Some remarkable discoveries have been made using insects that have subsequently allowed important advances in understanding how the human immune system works. As p...

Treaty With Japan may Legalize Dumping Toxic Waste in India

...uding prohibited items such as zinc ash, lead acid battery wastes and copper cables coated with the poison plastic PVC, to India. Specifically, Japan exported more than 500 tonnes of DDT and 20 tonnes of capacitor fluid containing polychlorinated biphenyl, a carcinogen and a banned chemical, in the last f...

Adolescents Brains Fully Develop Between 10-12 Years

...n underwent MRI scans of the brain and completed a battery of behavioural and cognitive tests to determine their overall IQ, verbal ability, mental processing speed, spatial ability, memory, fine motor dexterity, psychosocial function, reading and calculation ability, and other measures of cognitive function...

Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle During Adulthood may Delay Old Age Disability

...nts physical performance was assessed with a short battery of tests to measure walking speed, ability to rise from a chair, and balance. Walking endurance was measured with a timed 400-meter walk. Poor physical performance is a predictor of future disability, nursing home admission and mortality. The resea...

Now, Natural Looking, Energy Efficient Robotic Ankles for Amputees

...s that the biggest impediment is to provide enough battery power for day-to-day walking. Small batteries, he says, need to be charged more frequently, while large batteries are too heavy....

Radical Idea of Implanting Tiny Electrodes to the Deaf

...improvement over the external speech processor and battery pack cochlear implant users need to wear and often have to recharge daily. If the initial success in animals is borne out in further tests, a human auditory nerve implant is probably five to 10 years away, he says. The researchers used cats bred ...

Scientists Discover Rare ‘gene-for-gene’ Interaction That Helps Bacteria Kill Their Hot

...the innate immune system, which is the fast-acting battery of defences that recognise and kill microbes to prevent infections from occurring. “Some remarkable discoveries have been made using insects that have subsequently allowed important advances in understanding how the human immune system works.” As...

Drugs for Parkinson’s May Be Useful for Stroke-related Disabilit

...ir and her colleagues hope to eventually develop a battery of tests that will allow clinicians to dissociate the different kinds of neglect and develop new treatments. Source-Newswise/...

Diabetes May Bring You A Step Closer To Alzheimer’s Diseas

...tory, physical and neurological examination, and a battery of neurological tests that measured learning, memory, reason and language skills, among others. Of the participants, 23.9 percent had diabetes, 68.2 percent had hypertension, 33.9 percent had heart disease and 15 percent had had a stroke. During an...

'Smart' Sunglasses With Chameleon Powers

...r. The prototype glasses are powered by a watch battery that attaches to the glasses frame, and the wearer...ay without power for about 30 days. A single watch battery is able to power thousands of transitions, Xu said. Organic molecules allowed the researchers to ...

Root Beer - Safe Soft Drink

... to hear that many of the soft drinks they consume battery acid,' Dr. Ross explains. For example, one type of cola ranked 2.39 on the acid scale, compared to battery acid which is 1.0. Researchers concluded that non-colas cause a greater amount of erosion than col...

The World's First Digital Insulin Pen With a Memory Launched

...e thus preventing additional punctures. The pen is battery operated and uses a chip for its memory, which can record up to the last 16 insulin doses. Patients can review these doses on the digital display, which also includes the priming doses. The pen looks like a writing pen. It does not look like a medi...

Scientists Discover New Gene

...iding or to undergo cell suicide by switching on a battery of potent tumor protective machinery. This work indicates that pharmaceuticals that switch on CHD5 may provide a way to treat many types of human cancer. The research team worked with mouse models, which enabled them to investigate the gains and lo...

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